Sunday, May 14, 2017

For Mothers

This is for the women who love unconditionally, 
making sure the needs of others are met, 
often forsaking their own. 

This is for her, 
because her pride is not in herself, 
but in those she loves.

This is for mothers whose hearts are whole 
and those whose hearts are broken, 
because both are made of love.

Whether your babies are flesh and blood 
or fur and fuzz, this is for you. 
You deserve this, because
Love is its own reward.

~Happy Mother's Day~
   McGuffy Ann Morris

*I wrote this several years ago because so many mothers are not celebrated. This day may be difficult, even painful, for these mothers. I share it every year for them, to recognize them, to honour them, to celebrate them...because they matter every day. They need to know this. They need to be told.


  1. Lovely poem and post for this day. I'm lucky to still have my own mother, even though she's on the east coast and I rarely see her.

    Wishing YOU a very happy Mother's Day!

  2. This is one of those timeless posts that needs to be shared every year so thank you! There are many who have difficult times on Mother's Day for various reasons. Thank you for sharing!

  3. This is such a beautiful and deeply moving poem, Annie. Happy Mother's Day to you, dear friend, and to moms everywhere!

  4. Happy Mother's Day to all the special Moms everywhere!

  5. Beautiful- Happy Mother's Day to you- and to all the mothers everywhere, whether they be fur moms or people moms. (Hope you get the windows 10 issue fixed, soon!)

  6. I do the same. We are of the same heart, you and I. Happy Mother's Day. To you. My furred babies are right there inside my heart with my human ones. I have love for them all as have you with your babies there.

  7. Happy Mother's Day to you too!

    I love your poem. It's so important to celebrate mothers of all shapes and sizes. For some women days like this are so hard to get through, it's nice to be remembered, no matter whose mum you are. :-)

    Cait @ Click's Clan

  8. Every woman who mothers people (whether or not she birthed them) or critters deserves to hear this message. Thank you!

  9. That is beautiful, it should be on a Hallmark card. I agree, any woman that cares for another is a true mother. XO

  10. You have done it beautifully, Annie. This is so thoughtful and definitely worth sharing every year. Wishing you a most beautiful Mother's Day filled with love and kitty and doggy cuddles. Hope you and Bill did something special. We went on a 26.5 mile bike ride. Love you very much, Janet